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Fire under control on Danish former research island

Jul. 7, 2020 6:48 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Emergency and rescue workers in Denmark brought a blaze under control Tuesday on a largely deserted Danish island that until recently housed an animal disease research center, local media reported. No one was injured in the fire and investigators were dispatched to Lindholm island to probe...

Police stand by the statue of the Little Mermaid, after it was vandalized, in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday, July 3, 2020. The famed statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, one of Copenhagen’s biggest tourist draws, has been vandalized ... again. The text “racist fish” was tagged on the stone of which the oft-attacked 1.65-meter (5.4-foot)-high bronze is sitting on at the entrance of the Copenhagen harbour, the Ekstra Bladet daily reported. No one has taken responsibility for the act. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/ Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Denmark: Statue of Little Mermaid vandalized again

Jul. 3, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The famed statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, one of Copenhagen’s biggest tourist draws, has been vandalized with the text “racist fish.” The words were tagged on the stone on which the oft-attacked 1.65-meter (5.4-foot)-high bronze is...

FILE - Demonstrators take part in an anti-racism demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, June 7, 2020, prompted by the recent death of black man George Floyd by a white police officer in USA.  Rights activists say racism exists in Denmark and have accused officials of being color-blind, saying race issues are not acknowledged or taken seriously by the authorities. (Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix FILE via AP)

Rights activists say Danes unaware of racism in their nation

Jul. 2, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Rights activists on Thursday accused Danish officials of being unable to recognize racism after authorities said the killing of a biracial man by two white men was not racially motivated. “In Denmark, white people are colorblind. They cannot see that racism exists. That...

Danish authorities: No racial motive in man's slaying

Jul. 1, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing. The 28-year-old victim, who had Danish and African roots, was found in the woods on the island of...

Volvo Cars recalls nearly 2.1 million cars worldwide

Jul. 1, 2020 5:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Volvo Cars said Wednesday that it is recalling nearly 2.1 million vehicles worldwide as a preventive measure after the company discovered that a steel wire connected to the front seat belts can be weakened. The front seat belts are anchored to the car via this steel cable, press...

FILE - In this May 22, 2020 file photo, volunteers look for survivors of a Pakistan International Airlines plane that crashed in a residential area of Karachi, Pakistan. The European Union’s aviation safety agency said Tuesday, June 30, 2020 that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their pilot’s exams. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

EU bans Pakistan airline from flying to Europe for 6 months

Jun. 30, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency said Tuesday that Pakistan’s national airline will not be allowed to fly into Europe for at least six months after the country’s aviation minister revealed last week that nearly a third of Pakistani pilots had cheated on their...

FILE - In this Friday, April 26, 2019 file photo, SAS planes are grounded at Oslo Gardermoen airport during pilots strikes, in Oslo. Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday June 30, 2020, it is getting an aid package worth 14.25 billion kronor ($1.5 billion) after an agreement with its main shareholders, securing the carrier’s survival amid the COVID-19 crisis. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP, File)

Scandinavian Airlines gets $1.5 billion to survive crisis

Jun. 30, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines said Tuesday it is getting an aid package worth 14.25 billion kronor ($1.5 billion) after an agreement with its main shareholders, securing the carrier’s survival amid the COVID-19 crisis. The governments of Sweden and Denmark, which own shares in the airline,...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, a Boeing 737 Max being built for Norwegian Air International taxis for a test flight, at Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Wash. Key senators say the Federal Aviation Administration is stonewalling their attempt to get documents that might explain how the agency approved the Boeing 737 Max, which remains grounded more than a year after two deadly crashes. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, a Republican from Mississippi, said Wednesday, June 17, 2020 that the FAA has failed to respond to more than half of his committee’s requests for documents. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Norwegian Air cancels order for 97 Boeing aircraft

Jun. 30, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Tuesday it has cancelled its 97 outstanding orders for planes from U.S. manufacturer Boeing. Norwegian said in a statement it had terminated the purchase agreements of five 787 Dreamliners and 92 737 MAX aircraft. The Oslo-based company...

Denmark to review court cases because of possible DNA flaw

Jun. 29, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Some 3,450 criminal cases where a court ruling was chiefly based on DNA evidence will be reviewed, Denmark’s top prosecutor said Monday after a retest showed that a person convicted of burglarly likely was innocent. “We are protectively looking if to see if there...

Denmark gives Norwegian-Iranian 7 years for spying for Iran

Jun. 26, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Denmark sentenced on Friday a 40-year-old Norwegian man of Iranian descent to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of spying for Iran and being accessory to attempts to commit murder on Danish soil. The man, who was not identified by the court,...